Daily Maverick – 1 – 5 July 2013


Flashing wickets, coming to a cricket field near you soon

The ICC have approved flashing stumps and bails for use in both one-day internationals and T20 internationals following its annual conference in London this past week. The governing body has also reiterated its zero-tolerance for corruption stance, even though very vaguely. Read the full article here.

Test Championship: Not a pinnacle global event

The ICC have confirmed that there will be a Test Championship in 2013. Away goes the Champions Trophy and in comes an event that will only involve four teams and three games. A quaint notion in its essence, but it’s actually an injustice to all those who participate in the sport. Read the full article here.

Much ado about the Ashes

The Ashes is just one week away from kicking off and already it’s had the perfect script for the build-up to a perfect summer. Even the weather has come to the party with warm sunshine predicted for at least the next two weeks. Read the full article here.

Arsenal’s monetary policy still trumps thrill signings

The transfer window is open and Arsenal poking its nose through to take a look. Very little is coming back in, but it shouldn’t matter too much. Not yet. Read the full article here.

Cricket: The Domingo Era begins here

South Africa’s new coach Russell Domingo has named his assistant coaches and the ODI and T20 squads to tour Sri Lanka later in the year. As expected, there are no big surprises to the squads and it’s Domingo’s money ball magic that could bear fruits for the Proteas. Read the full article here.